When the lights turn green for the very first time on Saturday at 11:50, one person in particular will be especially proud: Jörg Michaelis. “I’m really excited and can’t wait,” says the series manager. “Exciting months are behind us. Ever since the decision was made last year to create a new racing series, everyone has been working tirelessly. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved and not least to our partners.”
In May, the participants in the BMW M2 Cup had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with their new machinery and the Lausitzring. In contrast to the roll-out, however, a new track layout will be used for the first race weekend. In the first section of the course, the steep ‘Turn 1’ banking is driven, which creates additional excitement.
The starting field also promises excitement: young talents meet ambitious drivers with extensive motorsport experience. At age 16, Salman Owega is one of the youngest in the BMW M2 Cup field. The youngster competes against, amongst others, Carrie Schreiner, who raced in the ADAC GT Masters in 2020.
The race weekend in the Lausitz consists of a training session in which finding the right set-up for the car is the focus. Qualifying is all about the best starting positions for the two races, which start at 11:50 on both Saturday and Sunday. The scheduled duration of the races is 30 minutes. All races will be broadcasted live on the official BMW Motorsport YouTube channel.